LIGHTER ROAST | Anaerobic Natural Processed - Raspberry Jam, Star Jasmine, Tangerine Zest
Many of you asked for one so we brought in an exceptional one - just rated 95 points by Coffee Review! Our super limited Colombia Finca Samboni is a delicious gesha we’ve specially priced for what has become the most expensive coffee varietal in the world. We sourced one with the distinct nuances you’d expect in a great gesha - without pricing it upwards of $100 or more per pound - which this rare varietal often commands. It one won’t last long - so if you’ve never tried this very unique varietal this is not one to miss! This microlot is specially processed using the anaerobic natural method. Our roast boasts raspberry jam & star jasmine with creamy, buttery notes like a fresh baked raspberry croissant. A wonderfully complex cup - Wow!
Elevation: 2000 meters
Milling Process: Anaerobic Natural
Drying Process: Patio Drying
About the farm & producer:
This anaerobic lot comes to us from Santa Barbara located over 2000 meters above sea level in Algeciras, Colombia. John Samboni has owned this 32 hectare specialty coffee farm for 5 years. John loves experimenting with different types of processing methods. He recently took a specialty coffee course on fermentation which has enabled him to produce anaerobic lots like this one. To produce, they put the ripe cherry and water in tanks for five days. Then they’ll drain the water and spread on raised beds and patios for 20 to 30 days. This unique process develops a more complex, rich profile.
So what is a Gesha coffee?
Gesha is a variety of coffee tree that originated in the Gori Gesha forest, Ethiopia, though it is now grown in several other nations in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. It is widely known for its unique flavor profile of floral and sweet notes, its high selling price, and its exclusivity as its demand has increased over the years. The flavor profile of Gesha coffee is one aspect that contributes to its renown. Gesha is known for its sweet flavor and aroma of floral notes, jasmine, chocolate, honey, and even black tea. These sweet floral notes, and complex flavor profiles are some of the many characteristics that Gesha coffee shares with most other African coffees. Gesha is perhaps the most valuable coffee in the world.
What is the Anaerobic Natural processing method
This extremely small lot was processed using the relatively new anaerobic natural process where coffee is fermented without oxygen. This distinct fermentation method results in complex, exotic flavors because of the different acids it creates. During this process, anaerobics are placed in sealed tanks that are pressurized from CO2 buildup. This additional pressure forces more juices and sugars into the coffee. The remaining pressure and oxygen are let out using releasing valves. As you can imagine, there is a considerable amount of meticulous attention to detail to produce this special coffee.